Stories by Lynn Stuart Parramore

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore. subscribe to Lynn Stuart Parramore's feed

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The debate over Obamacare and voluntary work reduction raises intriguing questions.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Largest protest in the South since Selma in '65.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Women can be funny. Why is this obvious fact still controversial?

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Are we living in a land of small opportunity?

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's one America where dreams can come true, and another where they tend to fizzle.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Meet the oligarch next door.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The current minimum wage is a maximum shame on America.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A growing body of research finds that procreating can be a bit of a downer.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What is Apple hiding? Monopolistic rip-off tactics, perchance?

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bullying bosses may find that sidestepping the ACA is not without risk.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The richer they get, the more blind the 1 percent is to the consequences of their greed.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If destructive policies continue, more Americans will come to know poverty firsthand.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Until we get serious about taking on oligopolies, consumers have little power.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

America's elderly are secretly spinning out of control.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” have but one message: Take the money and run.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why pay attention to facts when you can pray to nonsensical idols?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Age discrimination could be headed for you, sooner than you think.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From phony ice cream to Machiavellian movers, here are some scams to avoid.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When trouble starts brewing, the rally-the-base strategy is an old one in Washington.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The invisible hand waves goodbye to America’s most delusional CEO.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Researchers find statistical evidence that austerity policies are linked to explosive unrest.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There’s a lot of handwringing, but will elite anxiety bring any changes?

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A specter is haunting the Vatican.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Meet the companies offering sh*t sandwiches to employees for the holidays.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When Sotheby’s stock goes crazy, history suggests that the rest of the economy is in for a bumpy ride.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Bought politicians and pundits continue to spread nonsense about America's best-loved program.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel investigates what happens to a society where everything is for sale.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Are you now, or have you ever been, an anarchist?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Charles Dickens is a man for our season, an artist who got people to think about economic injustice.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. has not yet reckoned with the trauma of enslaved and oppressed women.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Taxpayers, workers and travelers are getting screwed. It doesn't have to be this way.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The vampire is a faddish figure, while the witch is primal and eternal.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Financiers Stanley Druckenmiller, Pete Peterson and John Arnold form a trifecta of treachery.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Financiers are getting a piece of the infidelity action in America.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

To understand how Tea Partiers view the world, you have to know how they see themselves.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Pushing the country toward disaster is what right-wingers call patriotism. Perhaps there's another name for it.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Financiers have been getting a free ride for too long. Let's make them pay their share instead of robbing seniors.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Showtime series "Masters of Sex" follows researchers—and lovers—William Masters and Virginia Johnson as they study America's sex life.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fines are bigger than ever, but financial firms keep making profits, and the rest of us pay.